Status of Moncton Stadiums
Moncton – Stadé Moncton 2010 Stadium, Université de Moncton
The approximate 10,000 seat Moncton Stadium, host facility for the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics, was expanded to 20,725 seats to host Touchdown Atlantic, a CFL regular season game between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Toronto Argonauts on Sept. 26, 2010. The game sold out in just 32 hours that tickets were available in a 24 hour pre-sale before being offered generally. The stadium field is a grass surface with artificial turf in both end zones.
The CFL returned to Moncton for Touchdown Atlantic II and another regular season game on Sept. 25, 2011 between the host Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Calgary Stampeders. Attendance for the game was 20,153 — 820 less than capacity. Due to the 2012 Grey Cup in Toronto and the lack of willing participants to return to Moncton, no game was scheduled for 2012.
With the release of the 2013 schedule, it was announced Touchdown Atlantic returns to Moncton in 2013 with sponsor NAPA on Sat. Sept. 21st featuring the Montreal Alouettes at the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. On May 16th ticket sales were announced for May 25th for the general public with 2 pre-sale days for Alouette and Tiger-Cat supporters and CFL Field Pass subscribers.
Moncton was a stop on the Grey Cup 100 Tour in 2012, along with other Maritime locations.
cfldb Articles and Single Point Links on Moncton Stadiums
Article Feb 2012: Grass, Stadiums, Franchises and the Grey Cup
Article Aug 2011: Depth of Moncton Market Unclear
Article Dec 2010: 2010 Stadium Wrap
Article Mar 2010: Scoring a Touchdown in Atlantic Canada